Spectators planning to attend the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea in August and September will have a multitude of high-profile games to look forward to, including mouthwatering ties between England and Brazil and Argentina and Spain.
The draw which took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul has provided the competition with six groups, which promise to be closely contested. Arguably the pick of the sections sees CONMEBOL champions Brazil, UEFA runners-up England, AFC bronze medallists Korea DPR and Oceania winners New Zealand battle it out in Group B.
Group C has a Spanish-speaking flavour about it as Argentina, Honduras and Spain meet Syria, one of the surprise qualifiers from the Asian Football Confederation. The winners in Asia, Japan were drawn against France, Nigeria and Haiti in Group D. USA, the leading U-17 side in the CONCACAF zone will meet Belgium, Tunisia and Tajikistan in Group E.
Hosts Korea Republic have avoided the so-called big guns, but will be tested against Peru, Costa Rica and Togo in Group A. Meanwhile, the diverse styles of Colombia, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana will be on display in Group F.
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FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007
Thursday 17 May 2007
Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul
A1. Korea Republic
A3. Costa Rica
B1. Korea DPR
B4. New Zealand
F3. Trinidad and Tobago